Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Transcending or reaching beyond the personal or individual.

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  • adj. That transcends the personal or individual

Etymologies

trans- +‎ personal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is what is called a transpersonal planet, meaning that because of its extremely slow revolution around the Sun about 250 years, it affects whole generations.

    Astrology for Enlightenment

  • Alexis Masters, lifelong mystic, scholar and kriya yoga practitioner, holds a bachelor of arts in transpersonal psychology from Antioch University, where she also pursued graduate work in feminist theology and comparative religion.

    Alexis Masters biography

  • (Part 3 will be posted in the next few weeks) [1] Interestingly, the nature of Brahman is described as transpersonal, personal, and impersonal by different philosophical schools; hence my statement at the very beginning of this essay that Hinduism is less a monolithic religion than a system of varied beliefs and practices based around similar world views and understandings of the universe.

    Unknowing Mind

  • Pedaya adds that in kabbala, the dybbuk phenomenon is seen as one in which a person's body becomes a channel for another soul - in other words, a transpersonal phenomenon.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • Westerners have also taken concepts from India's ancient scriptures, and used them to go beyond behavioural and humanistic psychology to what is termed 'transpersonal' psychology and 'transpersonal' psychotherapy.

    Immense potential of Indian traditions

  • Blue in the spectrum, sometimes called the transpersonal, it’s energy field is the repository of the soul’s enduring memories, influences and progress.

    Holistic Relativity

  • Together they make up the Chakra System, part of the etheric body, the subtle extension of the life force into transpersonal space.

    Kelley Harrell: Reality TV: The Root Chakra Darling

  • These are "self-forgetfulness" (the ability to become completely absorbed in something), "transpersonal identification" (the ability to feel connected to something larger than yourself), and "mysticism" (the ability to believe in things that may not be completely provable).

    Margaret Weinberg: Is God in Our Genes?

  • And my next question is: Can one genuinely evolve, and is it truly spiritual, to take refuge in the inner domain of the transpersonal, without first doing all that is possible to resolve pressing concerns in the outer domain of the personal, the interpersonal, and the collective?

    Alison Rose Levy: What Can Spiritual Seekers Learn from Scientists?

  • Surely they are a crucial first element in telling a transpersonal mind what is important.

    World Wide Mind

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